The sense of impact assessment through the lens of Civil Economy

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In this growing awareness of environmental and social impacts by consumers, investors, and institutions, it is fundamental to provide tools to companies to make impact assessment processes quick and efficient to manage risks in time. The method we developed in this research project is a framework to measure impacts based on the principles of the Civil Economy. There are different frameworks nowadays, some are very popular, but none of the existing ones is related to the Civil Economy; this tool will help enterprises to approach this economic paradigm step by step. The new methodology for the impact assessment will be tested on different kinds of firms and two value chains to verify the new metrics' effectiveness and the tool's overall goodness both in single enterprises and in companies’ networks.